As the GM Meetings are occurring this week, most everything that a general manager says and does- or even what they wear- will draw extreme analysis into what, if anything, they are trying to convey.
Typically these meetings are reserved as times for the front offices of each major league baseball franchise look to set up a plan for their future- either immediate (see teams like the Braves, Dodgers, etc.) or in the coming years (see teams like the Marlins, Orioles, etc.) and to discuss other aspects of the game.
Deals happening during this time, while not uncommon due to the fact that all 30 GM’s will be in constant communication over the week- see: Mallex Smith/Mike Zunino trade last year- often get developed into a simple framework to be further discussed during the GM Winter Meetings, which this year will occur between December 9th and 12th.
Brian Cashman, the Yankees GM, has already come to this year’s meetings with more than a few quotes from Day 1 that we can analyze.Read More